I have taken Nexium in the past, also have been on Prilosec and Omeprazole, none of them have been able to keep reflux under control. PC doctor put me back on Nexium for 6 weeks..80 mg daily which is twice what I took of Prilosec.
I know that a fat stomach makes GERD worse so managed to take off 10# in the past year and keep it off..lost about 5# in my face, 3 # on arms and legs which are skinny anyhow and 2# of rear end fat..stomach stayed the same.
I am NOT going to gain any weight on Nexium,..I need to lose another 10# and it might take me 2 years but I am going to do it. More walking, less Chex turtle mix, more apples and a little bit of weight lifting. I am a pre-diabetic and have to look out for that problem too.
I am due for a barium check next week..I have so much acid up in my throat, am hoarse, cough and feel full all the while, even when I am too nauseous to eat. Had an endoscopy 2 1/2 years ago and all was OK..will see if this giant Nexium dose works. I do not eat within 3 hours before bed, have the head of my bed raised, etc..no acid forming foods and still am feeling like a half full garbage pail most of the time. Could be worse those.. I am still alive and coping [20 years worth!]